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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 1:38pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
grin so Op with all these hardship in this Africa u still want to be fairer than people enjoying their lives in Almighty America. The state of health in humans is reflected on their skin to some degree, The polluted air, jedi jedi, herbal concotions, bacteria&viral infested foods we eat, too much heat, depression etc reflects on our skin. Even the Very dark Africans in America have shiny dark skin that is just a beauty to behold. Don't expect anything good from this shithole

Yeah, that is so true, their skin is absolutely beautiful, I love dark skin especially on men. Ok let me calm down, you're getting me all excited. grin
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 1:43pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


Yeah, that is so true, their skin is absolutely beautiful, I love dark skin especially on men. Ok let me calm down, you're getting me all excited. grin
grin Me sef like dark skin American girls with their onion booty but I'm a yellow handsome man
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by revontuli(f): 1:57pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
grin Me sef like dark skin American girls with their onion booty but I'm a yellow handsome man

We gotta find you an African American beauty then!
They always show the ladies like Beyonce in showbiz, but there are stunning dark-skinned AA ladies you can see in everyday life. If you go to a black Southern Baptist church, you'll see them.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 1:59pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
grin Me sef like dark skin American girls with their onion booty but I'm a yellow handsome man



How light are you? Do you live in America? smiley
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:04pm On Mar 25, 2018
revontuli:


We gotta find you an African American beauty then!
They always show the ladies like Beyonce in showbiz, but there are stunning dark-skinned AA ladies you can see in everyday life. If you go to a black Southern Baptist church, you'll see them.
grin thanks my yellow sis, for always having my back

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:05pm On Mar 25, 2018
revontuli:


We gotta find you an African American beauty then!
They always show the ladies like Beyonce in showbiz, but there are stunning dark-skinned AA ladies you can see in everyday life. If you go to a black Southern Baptist church, you'll see them.
so what kinda man do we search for you?
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:07pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:




How light are you? Do you live in America? smiley
How I wish, I'm in this Shithole of a nation living a depressing life. I'm just an average fair guy but get lighter in the cold
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:08pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:




How light are you? Do you live in America? smiley
U seem interesting u know. Let me shoot my shot wink
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by revontuli(f): 2:12pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
so what kinda man do we search for you?

I already have a man smiley
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by revontuli(f): 2:16pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:




How light are you? Do you live in America? smiley

He's a handsome surgeon living in Southern Nigeria. One of the eligible bachelors of Nairaland!
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 2:25pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
How I wish, I'm in this Shithole of a nation living a depressing life. I'm just an average fair guy but get lighter in the cold

I don't know what your average fair is, give an example using an American celebrity. wink
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 2:27pm On Mar 25, 2018
revontuli:


He's a handsome surgeon living in Southern Nigeria. One of the eligible bachelors of Nairaland!


How do you know this? smiley Why haven't the single ladies snatched him up?
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:27pm On Mar 25, 2018
revontuli:


He's a handsome surgeon living in Southern Nigeria. One of the eligible bachelors of Nairaland!

Oh! Thanks dear but don't give me out so easy sis!
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:28pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


I don't know what your average fair is, give an example using an American celebrity. wink
grin this is looking like a Job interview. Lemme just pm u
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 2:30pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
U seem interesting u know. Let me shoot my shot wink

Well, thank you. smiley Go ahead and give it your best shot. grin I'll wait. wink
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:32pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


Well, thank you. smiley Go ahead and give it your best shot. grin I'll wait. wink
I can't send u a pm. Why?
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 2:33pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
grin this is looking like a Job interview. Lemme just pm u

Ahhh!! Don't be shy. Still waiting. tongue
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 2:34pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
I can't send u a pm. Why?

Waiting for your shot. grin
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:36pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


Waiting for your shot. grin
Its not a Nuclear shot dear, I don't wanna destroy the entire NL, i make precise well calculated shot straight at its target so let me pm u privately grin
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 2:39pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
Its not a Nuclear shot dear, I don't wanna destroy the entire NL, i make precise well calculated shot straight at its target so let me pm u privately grin

OK.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Stallion93(m): 2:40pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


OK.
I think I've sent u a pm. Damn it! Add me up on whatsapp +2348187887448 grin
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 2:52pm On Mar 25, 2018
Stallion93:
I think I've sent u a pm. Damn it! Add me up on whatsapp +2348187887448 grin

I'll check.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by BrideOfDracula(f): 3:57pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


Nobody mistakes Trevor for a Mexican especially not African Americans, he looks absolutely nothing like a Mexican, that's just a dumb joke he made up because he was in California and the majority is Mexican. He has been mistaken for an African American or a Puerto Rican though. There are African Americans lighter than Trevor and they aren't biracial nor bleachers because for AA bleaching is rare and highly frowned upon.

"There are African Americans lighter than Trevor & they aren't biracial", how do you know? Because even African Americans as dark as Loni Love, have a percentage of European or other ancestry in their DNA, dating back to several branches down the family tree. Saw that in a segment of The Real. African Americans love tracing their DNA, it's almost on every one of your shows. I sometimes feel it's more than about just the African aspect, but about the other "more glamorous" ancestor grin Furthermore, all the African American celebrities who have gone for a genealogy test or those who made the results public, their results showed more than just their African ancestry. Meaning that, the people with fair complexion DO have traces of other races in their DNA, most definitely. It may not have happened recently, but a generation or so down the line. It's funny because you're here saying they're "not biracial" & yet African Americans are the 1st ones to claim other ethnicities, always saying things like, "I'm 2% Irish" etc. You take pride in being more than just African, let them not hear you say they aren't "biracial" grin Eyeroll.

Oh & African Americans DO bleach eg. Lil Kim etc. Not rare at all if you keep up-to-date with who's done what in the world of cosmetic surgery & what not. It's just done "codedly". Most are ashamed of their African roots or black features eg. the nappy hair vs. "good hair" debate. Watch them on the show Catfish, hiding their black selves behind exotic looking strangers. And always claiming "mixed" even when they look Sudanese, all because of 2% ancestry grin Colourism is a big issue in your community.

Just a couple to drive my point home-bleachers.

Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by BrideOfDracula(f): 4:15pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


Hispanic doesn't mean Mexican and he doesn't look like a Mexican. Hispanics can be as dark as Akon, it only means that you come from a Spanish speaking country. The reason they thought that he was Puerto Rican is that he was in New York at the time and there are a lot of them there. By the way, Puerto Ricans are mostly black.

If you say so.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by BrideOfDracula(f): 6:28pm On Mar 25, 2018
revontuli:


Some people do, not everyone. Depends on where their family lived.
I had African American next door neighbors, the husband's mother was half Chinese. They were from California. You will find Chinese ancestry in many people (black, white, Hispanic) if their ancestors lived in a state with high Chinese population. Oprah Winfrey turned out to have 8% Native American, 3% East Asian and 0% white ancestry:


"Before taking the DNA test, Oprah said she didn’t believe she had any European or Native American ancestors. Her test results showed her to be correct about the European ancestry (she had 0 percent), but wrong about the Native American part (8 percent). She also learned she was 3 percent East Asian."

https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/the-surprising-facts-oprah-winfrey-learned-about-her-dna/?theme=ancestry-2016



I remember one episode of her show or perhaps it was an interview on that (can't remember which) & she claimed she was disappointed with the results. If I remember correctly, she has Liberian ancestry, but in her heart she's always felt like she's from South Africa, from the Zulu tribe to be precise because of her hips, she said. I wonder if she's ever visited her homeland Liberia. Because she seems to be still stuck on her South African connection, not that I blame her grin

Sidenote: In contrary to popular belief, the majority of the genealogy results show that most black Americans are in fact from Cameroon. They're of Bantu descent.

Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 8:24pm On Mar 25, 2018
BrideOfDracula:


"There are African Americans lighter than Trevor & they aren't biracial", how do you know? Because even African Americans as dark as Loni Love, have a percentage of European or other ancestry in their DNA, dating back to several branches down the family tree. Saw that in a segment of The Real. African Americans love tracing their DNA, it's almost on every one of your shows. I sometimes feel it's more than about just the African aspect, but about the other "more glamorous" ancestor grin Furthermore, all the African American celebrities who have gone for a genealogy test or those who made the results public, their results showed more than just their African ancestry. Meaning that, the people with fair complexion DO have traces of other races in their DNA, most definitely. It may not have happened recently, but a generation or so down the line. It's funny because you're here saying they're "not biracial" & yet African Americans are the 1st ones to claim other ethnicities, always saying things like, "I'm 2% Irish" etc. You take pride in being more than just African, let them not hear you say they aren't "biracial" grin Eyeroll.

Oh & African Americans DO bleach eg. Lil Kim etc. Not rare at all if you keep up-to-date with who's done what in the world of cosmetic surgery & what not. It's just done "codedly". Most are ashamed of their African roots or black features eg. the nappy hair vs. "good hair" debate. Watch them on the show Catfish, hiding their black selves behind exotic looking strangers. And always claiming "mixed" even when they look Sudanese, all because of 2% ancestry grin Colourism is a big issue in your community.

Just a couple to drive my point home-bleachers.


Yes there are African Americans lighter than Trevor who have black parents, black grand parents and black great grand parents who never seen a white Ancestry in the family just like the rest of us.

It always amazes me how some people can take the action of a few and link it with the actions of the whole. That would be like me saying that Africans worship whites just because Nigerians do.

Little Kim is not black America,. Just because you see some knuckle head on TV saying they are mixed with something only proves that you watch too much TV.

If someone black tells you their racial makeup it is obvious that they have African roots without them saying it. Try thinking for a moment, when those people take their Ancestry test they are surprised about the other races because they didn't know, you think they should be surprised about knowing that they are African, come on now, REALLY?


To add to that, they are happy and proud to learn what part of Africa they come from to the point of tears. If you are going to tell a story know the facts and stop going by what some idiots who are being paid to do and say on tv do and say.

What an idiot I would be to think that all Nigerians behave like those stupid characters in Nollywood movies.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by BrideOfDracula(f): 8:34pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:



Yes there are African Americans lighter than Trevor who have black parents, black grand parents and black great grand parents who never seen a white Ancestry in the family just like the rest of us.

It always amazes me how some people can take the action of a few and link it with the actions of the whole. That would be like me saying that Africans worship whites just because Nigerians do.

Little Kim is not black America,. Just because you see some knuckle head on TV saying they are mixed with something only proves that you watch too much TV.

If someone black tells you their racial makeup it is obvious that they have African roots without them saying it. Try thinking for a moment, when those people take their Ancestry test they are surprised about the other races because they didn't know, you think they should be surprised about knowing that they are African, come on now, REALLY?

1st paragraph, it can still go further down the line.

2nd paragraph, be amazed all you want because you also didn't consider generalization in your comment about bleaching. I noted the insinuation or rather the veiled snark.

3rd paragraph, doesn't change the fact that Americans bleach too. FYI, I read a lot too.

4th paragraph, of course they're not surprised about being Africa, but most are curious about where they come from in Africa. After all Africa is not a country but a big continent. Otherwise why would they be going through all that, just to know the obvious?

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 9:08pm On Mar 25, 2018
BrideOfDracula:


1st paragraph, it can still go further down the line.

2nd paragraph, be amazed all you want because you also didn't consider generalization in your comment about bleaching. I noted the insinuation or rather the veiled snark.

3rd paragraph, doesn't change the fact that Americans bleach too. FYI, I read a lot too.

4th paragraph, of course they're not surprised about being Africa, but most are curious about where they come from in Africa. After all Africa is not a country but a big continent. Otherwise why would they be going through all that, just to know the obvious?

1. They/we have no control over what savage raped our ancestors.

2.You should note what is happening now not what some messed up people did to try to make life easier in this systematic racist country called America in the past. Why are you teaching your young girls to hate the skin they are in, you are in Nigeria, where are the Whites that are discriminating against Nigerians, WHY ARE YOU BLEACHING IN A NATION OF BLACKS?

3. African Americans do not bleach a lot, there are millions of African Americans and to say we are bleaching is a lie to make yourself feel better for the atrocities you are committing.

4. My point was, you are saying Africans Americans aren't proud of being Africans because of some people you saw on tv yet they are proud to know their African roots, you are being contradictory. Stop saying Africa is a continent when you are conversing with someone who knows, it makes you look condescending.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by BrideOfDracula(f): 9:45pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


1. They/we have no control over what savage raped our ancestors.

2.You should note what is happening now not what some messed up people did to try to make life easier in this systematic racist country called America in the past. Why are you teaching your young girls to hate the skin they are in, you are in Nigeria, where are the Whites that are discriminating against Nigerians, WHY ARE YOU BLEACHING IN A NATION OF BLACKS?

3. African Americans do not bleach a lot, there are millions of African Americans and to say we are bleaching is a lie to make yourself feel better for the atrocities you are committing.

4. My point was, you are saying Africans Americans aren't proud of being Africans because of some people you saw on tv yet they are proud to know their African roots, you are being contradictory. Stop saying Africa is a continent when you are conversing with someone who knows, it makes you look condescending.

1. Did I say they do? I simply pointing out the obvious.

2. I'm South African. Bleaching is not much of an issue here because the majority of people are not dark. Some do bleach to fit in though. It's an insecurity/inferiority complex that some people have.

3. When you're talking about bleaching, you also need to be specific because not all Africans bleach eg. Sudanese & people from other African countries are known for their dark complexion. It has not changed from the status quo to date.

4. I'm not being contradictory because I clearly said, "Sometimes I feel the only reason they do it is..." & I gave my reason. It's my personal opinion because I've observed how you talk more about the smaller bits of your racial makeup, but not the bigger chunk of what makes you who you are.

Speaking of condescension: one of the reasons I decided to respond to your mention (I can't access my main account at the moment, the one you quoted) is because I've had exchanges with you in the past & every time I always got the sense that you were looking down your nose when stating your opinion. I may be wrong, but that's how you come across to me. So yeah, perception. You think I'm condescending, same here.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 10:30pm On Mar 25, 2018
BrideOfDracula:


1. Did I say they do? I simply pointing out the obvious.

2. I'm South African. Bleaching is not much of an issue here because the majority of people are not dark. Some do bleach to fit in though. It's an insecurity/inferiority complex that some people have.

3. When you're talking about bleaching, you also need to be specific because not all Africans bleach eg. Sudanese & people from other African countries are known for their dark complexion. It has not changed from the status quo to date.

4. I'm not being contradictory because I clearly said, "Sometimes I feel the only reason they do it is..." & I gave my reason. It's my personal opinion because I've observed how you talk more about the smaller bits of your racial makeup, but not the bigger chunk of what makes you who you are.

Speaking of condescension: one of the reasons I decided to respond to your mention (I can't access my main account at the moment, the one you quoted) is because I've had exchanges with you in the past & every time I always got the sense that you were looking down your nose when stating your opinion. I may be wrong, but that's how you come across to me. So yeah, perception. You think I'm condescending, same here.

1. There is no reason for you to bring up white blood from over 150 years ago.

2. The majority of people are dark in South Africa and yes you have more pressing issues like Aids/HIV.

3. I believe I said Nigeria.

4. Your feelings/observations do not change the status quo. African, Americans are not into bleaching that would be an insult to our ancestors. I don't recall ever conversing with you and I am sure that I haven't unless you went by another name. Yes, you are wrong, I don't look down on anyone except for evil savages who belong in hell with their father The Devil.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by BlackAdam55(m): 10:47pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


Yeah, that girl is full of it. grin
lol she is from Finland, maybe the AA she have melt are mix with Chinese
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Nobody: 11:04pm On Mar 25, 2018
khiaa:


1. They/we have no control over what savage raped our ancestors.

2.You should note what is happening now not what some messed up people did to try to make life easier in this systematic racist country called America in the past. Why are you teaching your young girls to hate the skin they are in, you are in Nigeria, where are the Whites that are discriminating against Nigerians, WHY ARE YOU BLEACHING IN A NATION OF BLACKS?

3. African Americans do not bleach a lot, there are millions of African Americans and to say we are bleaching is a lie to make yourself feel better for the atrocities you are committing.

4. My point was, you are saying Africans Americans aren't proud of being Africans because of some people you saw on tv yet they are proud to know their African roots, you are being contradictory. Stop saying Africa is a continent when you are conversing with someone who knows, it makes you look condescending.
the lady are u are quoting is not even Nigerian but South Africa why are u even talking about Nigerian? the topic here is not even about Nigerians. pls leave my country alone thanks.

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